What I do both at home in Nepal and elsewhere is to contribute my bit to leaving behind for children like him–bholi ko karnadar haru as we say in Nepali, meaning “the flag bearers or the helmsmen of tomorrow”–as best a world as I can. Furthermore, the work I do on education, equality, social justice, human rights etc. is to inspire the next generation to follow their own dreams and effect positive change.
This visit to the US, I am making presentations on Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal to highlight one of the number of major issues plaguing our country. Since arriving here I have already spoken at the United World College of the American West in New Mexico and at Grinnell College, in Iowa, my alma mater. I’ll be speaking at two more venues: one in Washington DC on May 24 and the the other in New York City on June 1.
At least one student who attended my presentation at the UWC-USA appears to have been inspired by my talk to write a blog post about it.
Apart from my own presentation, I also agreed to be profiled in UWC-USA Vloggers, managed by two UWC-USA first years students, the Carolines. I talked to them about my life–what I have done, what I am doing–and what I think they, the younger generations, should do.
Here’s what they came up with. Enjoy!